Written by Joseph Holgate, who you can follow on Twitter at @joerodholgate

Much like in real life, these immensely talented wonderkids are the must have players for your FIFA 20 career mode squad. Whilst some may set you back a couple million, and the rest financial bargains, these teenage sensations will undoubtedly earn their place in your title clenching campaign. So, let me introduce to you, the top 10 wonderkids to sign on FIFA 20!

10. Trent Alexander-Arnold

  • Overall: 83
  • Potential: 89
  • Value: €32M
  • Wage: €78K

The career breakthrough of Liverpool’s first team right back, Trent Alexander-Arnold, has been a gigantic to pleasure to watch. From pre-season friendlies to Champions League glory, this right back has featured more than 100 times for The Reds, and on 7 occasions for his national side. With a dangerous free kick and an extremely high crossing attribute, this already experienced full back would easily cement his place in your squad.

9. Phil Foden

  • Overall: 76
  • Potential: 89
  • Value: €14.5M
  • Wage: €52K

Manchester City’s future seems increasingly bright with youngsters such as Phil Foden. This dangerous left footed centre attacking mid is lethal with the ball, where is he capable of taking on and disregarding even the most experienced players. With two league titles, two EFL cups and an FA cup already under his belt, it’s easy to see why this midfield magician is highly favoured by Pep Guardiola. Despite the extremely high wage, this number 10 would be a dream to utilise on FIFA 20 career mode.

8. Ansu Fati

  • Overall: 71
  • Potential: 90
  • Value: €4.7M
  • Wage: €15K

The record breaking Ansu Fati is already a hot prospect for La Liga giants Barcelona as he became the youngest ever player to score and assist in the same match. Despite being 16 years old, this extremely affordable winger has plenty of time to reach his max potential rating of a 90 overall rating. With high sprint speed and acceleration attributes, Ansu Fati will certainly make an important impact to your squad.

7. Sandro Tonali

  • Overall: 76
  • Potential: 90
  • Value: €15.5M
  • Wage: €7.3K

If you’re looking a for a midfield rock, who will create opportunistic chances whilst dominating the middle of the park, this 19-year-old Italian is for you. Tonali is currently at the recently promoted Serie A side, Brescia, where he is a consistent first team player. Starting at an already decent overall of 76, this Pirlo-like player has a potential to reach a 90 overall rating, with his attributes favouring passing, dribbling and physicality.

6. Gianluigi Donnarumma

  • Overall: 85
  • Potential: 92
  • Value: €41.5M
  • Wage: €33.5K

Whilst this goalie might cost you quite a fortune, he has the potential to become the best in the world. Gianluigi Donnarumma is already Milan’s first choice goalkeeper and has featured for Italy 15 times. The 6ft 5 giant is one of Italy’s most exciting prospects and is the heir apparent to Gianlugi Buffon’s throne. With 90 diving and reflexes, this 20-year-old would be a waste to not add to your transfer shortlist.

5. Kai Havertz

  • Overall: 84
  • Potential: 92
  • Value: €46M
  • Wage: €70K

With 26 goals already for Bayer Leverkusen, Kai Havertz consistently proves why he’s one of Germany’s hottest talents. Often being described as an extremely versatile player by the German media, the two footed number 10 would coast through your starting eleven. The midfielder boasts high ball control and dribbling stats, rightfully earning his role as a well-fortified playmaker. He would definitely be the star man in any 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3 attacking formation.

4. Vinicius Junior

  • Overall: 79
  • Potential: 92
  • Value: €22.5M
  • Wage: €60K

Vinicius Jr. is the complete Brazilian footballer. Equipped with extraordinarily high pace and dribbling attributes, the 18-year-old would wreak havoc amongst your opposition’s defence. Whilst the player prefers the left wing, he can be deployed up front to serve as a second striker, where he would contribute to the game either with assists or with goals. His low-cost value is a result of his starting overall, which will undoubtedly soar when he joins your team. This adaptable forward would make an excellent number 7, number 10 or number 9.

3. Jadon Sancho

  • Overall: 84
  • Potential: 92
  • Value: €44.5M
  • Wage: €61K

With 88 pace and 90 dribbling, it’d be rude not to include Jadon Sancho into your career mode squad. The English winger runs riot in the Bundesliga, where he has provided 16 goals and 27 assists for Borussia Dortmund. Coupled with 10 England appearances, Sancho has quite the portfolio to prove why he belongs in your squad. The player is the epitome of English talent and would certainly add flair and panache to the right wing.

2. Matthijs de Ligt

  • Overall: 85
  • Potential: 93
  • Value: €50M
  • Wage: €76K

Watching de Ligt captain Ajax’s 2018-19 squad at the age of 18 was quite a spectacle. The Dutch defender played a vital part in the success of Ajax’s domestic campaign as they secured the Eredivisie title and the KNVB cup. He also went on to lead Ajax to the semi-finals of the Champions League in the same season. It’s clear to see why Juventus, or should we say Piemonte Calcio, picked up the 19-year-old last summer. With the Golden Boy award under his belt, de Ligt serves as one of Europe’s most promising prospects. Especially with the leadership trait, Matthijs de Ligt would make an excellent captain and would definitely bolster your teams defence.

1. Joao Felix

  • Overall: 80
  • Potential: 93
  • Value: €28M
  • Wage: €38K

This Portuguese attacking midfielder is the must have for your squad. He deserves our number one spot due to his high pace and dribbling attributes. The fourth most expensive footballer in the world joined Atletico Madrid after an impeccable breakthrough season at Benfica, where he racked 15 goals in 26 games. Often being compared to Kaka or Rui Costa, Felix is a flexible footballer where he can play as a striker, number 10 or as a winger. Despite starting with an 80 overall, the Portuguese youngster will become one of the best players on FIFA 20, with his potential expected to exceed 93.

FIFA 20 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows and Nintendo Switch.